There has been so much commotion recently in the beauty industry about both De Mamiel’s range of products and her reputation. If you are an Instagram addict like me then I am sure you can’t have missed the plethora of amazing posts focussing on her beautiful products. There was one particular product of hers that had been on my wish list for such a long time and I am so happy that I have finally managed to get round to testing it! So, for the last 3 weeks I have been testing the De Mamiel Restorative Cleansing Balm and I can honestly say that I completely understand why there has been such a fuss! I have tried quite a lot of cleansing balms over the years but this is the one I have enjoyed using by far the most! It really does have it all! If I were to give it a score out of ten then it would definitely be a 9, perhaps even a 9.5. I kind of want to give it a ten but I do have just one tiny negative that I will explain later in the post (but regular readers of my blog may already have guessed as it seems to be a recurring theme amongst many new natural beauty products). For now though let’s go through all the good points!
This balm is 100% natural and packed full of nourishing and soothing ingredients like Calendula, Borage and Moringa oils. Add to that Cacao and Murumuru butter and you have a stunning selection of ingredients which are rich in antioxidants and bring softness and elasticity to the skin. Hand on heart, I think that the packaging is one of the cutest I have ever seen on any natural beauty product. The box is a beautiful design that looks like you are going to find a piece of diamond jewelry inside, however when you finally open it you come across the most luxurious and elegant little black pot instead. As you then break into the pot itself you are instantly struck by the most heavenly scent, a light refreshing lemony fragrance! For me it was nothing less that love at first sniff^^.
Camellia oleifera (camellia) seed oil*, Mangifera indica (mango) seed oil, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, Cera alba/beeswax/Cire d’abeille*, Borago officinalis (borage) seed oil*, Aleurites moluccana (kukui) seed oil, Moringa oleifera (moringa) seed oil, Oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, Adansonia digitata (baobab) seed oil*, Squalane, Sclerocarya birrea (marula) seed oil*, Astrocaryum murumuru (murumuru) seed butter, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter*, Polysorbate20 (derived from coconut oil), Rosa damascena (rose) flower cera, Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, Cetylesters, Bisabolol, Calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract*, Daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract*, Agonisfragrans (fragonia) leaf oil, Pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) leaf oil*, Eriocephalus punctulatus (cape chamomile) leaf oil**, Melaleuca alternifolia (honey myrtle) leaf oil, Leptospermum petersonii (rose myrtle) leaf oil, Eucalyptus radiata (eucalyptus) leaf oil*, Tocopherol (vitamin E).Geraniol˚, Linalol˚, Citronellol˚, Citral˚
Water/aqua/eau (Self heal, Le jardin des alpes, Campanula rotundifolia (harebell)**, Aster alpinus(alpine aster)**, Parnassia palustris (grass of parnassus)**)
*Certified organic ˚Natural essential oil constituents **Wild harvested
I used the cleansing balm every evening as a second cleanse and I have to admit that every day I looked forward to getting to use it. I know it sounds slightly pathetic but it’s such a pleasure to use that the cleansing process I undertook each evening made me feel great! The consistency is like a rich, firm butter which is just gorgeous to dig into and massage onto your face. As the balm is massaged into the skin it melts into a smooth oil which is lighter and less oily than any balms I have used before. I like to take my time rubbing the balm into my skin for few minutes while I get enveloped by the beautiful smell. It’s such a relaxing way to spend a few moments at the end of a hard day! Then, as per usual, I remove the balm with a warm damp cloth which I gently wipe over my entire face. My tired and dehydrated combination skin truly adores it and is left soft, nourished, supple and radiant. It is an absolute must have and I would recommend it to absolutely anyone irrelevant of skin type! However, as I mentioned earlier there is one tiny negative, which actually isn’t really that tiny if I am honest…..in reality it’s actually quite large! The price point of €50 for a 50ml product really is quite a expensive no matter how spectacular this balm is.
If you are looking for a high quality, luxury and very effective cleansing product this one will definitely float your boat!
Have you tried this balm or any other products from the De Mamiel range? Let me know in the comments section below which ones you would recommend me to try as I think after such a great experience I am itching to know what the others are like!